Chateau Cambon Beaujolais, Chateau Cambon 2020

Chateau Cambon Beaujolais, Chateau Cambon 2020

Marie Lapierre’s natural Beaujolais made from 80-year-old vines

  • Fruity
  • Light
  • Ripe
Taste

Fruity, Light, Ripe

Colour

Red

Product Name

Chateau Cambon Beaujolais

Producer

Chateau Cambon

Region

Beaujolais

Country

France

Vintage

2019

Product Type

Light Wine (Normal)

Ethics & Values

Natural, Uncertified, Vegan

Grape

Gamay

Volume

Bottle 75cl

Alcohol

13%

Importer

Les Caves de Pyrenne

Carbonation

Still

£18.50

Additional information

Taste

Fruity, Light, Ripe

Colour

Red

Product Name

Chateau Cambon Beaujolais

Producer

Chateau Cambon

Region

Beaujolais

Country

France

Vintage

2019

Product Type

Light Wine (Normal)

Ethics & Values

Natural, Uncertified, Vegan

Grape

Gamay

Volume

Bottle 75cl

Alcohol

13%

Importer

Les Caves de Pyrenne

Carbonation

Still

Description

Marcel Lapierre was Monsieur Morgon and very much the godfather of Gamay. Marie Lapierre, his wife, makes the wine at
Château Cambon. These wines are au naturel; the wild yeasts are practically gnawing at your ankles. Intended to express
terroir and possess a cool freshness, equilibrium and fruit; veritably these are vins des soifs. The Beaujolais, from eighty year old vines is
wilder; in the murk lurks a jungle of brambly fruit with a whiff of the beast. “La Cuvée du Chat” drinks more like a Morgon.
It comes from the granitic soils of a tiny 2.5 hectare parcel bought by Jean-Claude Chanudet and Marie Lapierre from a
friend in 2010. The parcel of vines belonged to Jules Chauvet, once upon a wine. Chanudet and Lapierre took over and began
the conversion to organic agriculture. The beautiful Gamay grapes from these 80-year-old vines are handpicked in October,
after which carbonic maceration with natural yeasts occurs in an enamel tank with some pumping over to stimulate activity.
The wine is then moved to foudres to rest on lees before finally being bottled with minimal SO2.